TarraWarra Estate is a highly regarded regional art museum, winery, cellar door and restaurant set in the verdant, rolling hills of the Yarra Valley. An Allan Powell designed building houses the Museum at the apex of a hill, with beautifully lush lawns and avenue planting providing a serene and elegant backdrop. Visitors come to engage in these various offerings, experience the landscape setting, enjoy the autumnal display of the avenue planting and to view the architecture including the Cellar Door by Kerstin Thompson and Winery by Graeme Gunn.
Needing a pathway to provide welcome and link the lower carparking area with the whole Estate, a subtle approach was required, so as to complement and not interfere with the existing harmonious setting. Welcome area and gathering zone, pathway past sculptures, seating areas, safe passage up through the lawns and down again to a lakeside deck, provide opportunities to experience the whole Estate. To take in aspects of the landscape, broader valley setting and buildings through a circular journey up and down again. Steps disappear into the verdant hills, materials reflect those already on the Estate, a deck provides outlook and a gathering place for events.